Dr. Jamie Wind Whitmarsh is an American composer, percussionist, conductor, and cat enthusiast based in Oklahoma City. Jamie is an active composer for the concert hall, film, and video games. Recent releases include Elowen’s Light by Sweet and Power Sauce (Steam) and Hyper Bimbo Beats by Plunder Inc. (Google Play and iOS stores). He serves as Principal Timpanist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, as Executive Director and conductor for the Oklahoma Modern Music Collective, and on faculty at Oklahoma City University
Several notable competitions Jamie has won include:
PAS Composition Competition
(first place, 2012, Concerto for Drumset; second place, 2013, Variations 2.0)
MTNA Young Artist Composition Competition (first place 2014)
48-Hour Film Project Best Musical Score (Oklahoma, 2018, Big Day)
American Prize in Music (third place, 2021, American Biomes)
Jamie is on the board for Oklahoma Modern Music Collective, Oklahoma Community Orchestra, and American Voices, and serves on the PAS Composition Committee. He also serves as a moderator for the game audio Discord servers “Indie Game Academy”, “Beats To Play Games To”, and “Oklahoma Game Developers”. Previously he has served as both President and Vice President for the Oklahoma Percussive Arts Society, the Percussive Notes Review Team, and the Director of Composition for YES Academy workshops in Lebanon, Egypt, and Kurdistan.
Jamie holds a Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, a Master's degree from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma City University.
Jamie has recordings on the MSR Classics, Garnet House Productions, and Equilibrium Recordings labels, and has had his music performed at many conventions and conferences, including the PASIC, ICA ClarinetFest, the World Saxophone Congress in Croatia, the NASA Convention, the SCI Regional Conference, ITG Convention, MTNA National and State Conventions, the UNK New Music Festival, and the 16th Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University, among others. Jamie’s marching band company A103 Marching provides custom music and drill to marching bands across the country.
Jamie with students from Oklahoma City University's "Composition I" course. These non-composition majors performed a 50-minute concert of their works created during the course, as well as 20th-century works such as Earle Brown's "December 1952" and John Cage's "4'33""
Jamie conducting student composers' world premieres, Lebanon 2019
Jamie conducting the Oklahoma Composer's Orchestra, 2023. Phot credit: Clayton Peliti